Backend Engineer

We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to design and implement core components of our financial platform and scale it to serve millions of users across the world. The technical scope of the project is broad and calls for technical expertise across a wide range of problem domains.

Responsibilites:

  • You will design and implement product features as defined in the roadmap
  • You will own and maintain substantial portions of the backend infrastructure
  • The opportunity to code using cutting-edge platforms and interact with our data science team
  • You will mentor and grow junior engineers on best practices and code efficiency

Qualifications:

  • Detailed oriented - you are a proven developer who values clean and efficient code
  • Technology toolbox - you have all of the tools for development plus a few extras
  • Translator - you have experience working closely with product managers, cross-functional teams, and customers to translate requirements into technical design
  • Leader - you have the ability to keep pace with, and set pace for, your teammates. Able to learn and teach new technologies and solutions
  • Solutions Driven - experience thinking out loud to create the best solutions to complex, tricky problems, using the latest technical methodologies/processes

Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience working on backend software using modern languages and frameworks (Java, Scala, Python, Play, Django)
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science and/or Math
  • Expert proficiency in Agile development process
  • Working knowledge in API development for mobile/web use
  • Strong relational database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or MS SQL)

Preferred skills & experience:

  • Highly motivated and self disciplined
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and communication in a fast pace environment
  • Bonus: Experience in predictive analysis and machine learning

About Tala

Tala (formerly InVenture) builds mobile products that help creditworthy individuals in emerging markets validate their financial identities and get access to fair credit to advance their businesses and families. Tala is providing choice and control to individuals around the world when it comes to their financial identity.

Tala is backed by Data Collective (DCVC), Lowercase Capital (Chris Sacca), Google Ventures, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture & impact investors. Fast Company ranked InVenture as the World’s Most Innovative Money Company in 2015 and our work has been highlighted by Wired UK, Forbes, the Economist, Vodafone, TED and many others.

Tala
http://www.tala.co
Nairobi, KE